More Settings

This section of the search page indentifies the indexes within your product database. You can also:

  • Select ON or OFF for the Auto-Suggest Publication Names feature
  • Select the search language to use
  • Select the default number of search fields (1 to 3 fields) to display on the Search page
  • Save the selected settings (you must sign in to save your settings).

See also Databases for information about your product database.


Auto-Suggest Publication Names

This feature helps you quickly find publications by displaying journal names that may be similar to the one that you are typing. Use this feature to find a specific journal or to find related journal names as you type.

  • Selecting the ON option enables auto-suggestion. Up to 10 suggestions will appear in the Publication Name field when you type 3 characters without beginning spaces. The list automatically updates as you type more than 3 characters. Multiple consecutive spaces are treated as a single one. The default option is ON.

  • Selecting the OFF option disables auto-suggestion. No suggestions will appear when you search for a publication name.

Search suggestions are based on your organization's subscription. The selected journal name does not always guarantee that the system finds records because the search timespan you select may filter out qualified articles.

Did You Know ... You can temporarily hide auto-suggestion by pressing the Esc key as you type a publication name in the field?


Search Language

This option is available from the Chinese Science Citation Database and All Databases.

Select one of the following language options to search for records: Auto Select, English, or Chinese.

Auto Select

This is the default language selection. We recommend this selection to broaden your search results.

Enter search terms in English or Chinese.

Auto Select searches as the Chinese language if a Chinese character is detected anywhere in a search phrase. If no Chinese characters are found, Auto Select searches as the English language.


Enter search terms in English. The system searches the Chinese Science Citation Database for records that contain English data and returns results that satisfy your query.


Enter search terms in Chinese. The system searches the Chinese Science Citation Database for records that contain Chinese data and returns results that satisfy your query.

For more information about the search language, see Selecting a Search Language.


Did You Know ...

The default timespan selection is All Years, which includes "all years" in your current subscription


Did You Also Know ...

Settings are remembered by the system during a search session. They are also remembered in future sessions, but only if you are a registered user, signed in, and save your settings.